Head of the three-member presidential committee Supreme Court Justice Vijith Malalgoda said that they would have to testify before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) using their memory since all the records were destroyed or archived.
A formal military and dignified ceremony were held at the Army Headquarters premises this morning (20 Aug) where the former Commander of the Army, General Mahesh Senanayake symbolically handed over the replica of the ornamental Baton to his successor, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva in keeping military traditions.
Outgoing Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has been promoted to the rank of General by President Maithripala Sirisena with effect from 17 August 2019.
The Centre for Policy Alternatives is expressing deep concern at the appointment of Lt General Shavendra Silva as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) and urges the Government of Sri Lanka to take immediate steps to review this appointment in light of the serious allegations levelled against this officer.
The Johannesburg based International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) is condemning the appointment of Lt Gen Shavendra Silva as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army saying the government of Sri Lanka has betrayed its people by making this move.
President Maithripala Sirisena has called on all to refrain from making statements that are inappropriate and insulting to the national security of the country.
Despite assurances to the contrary, the State of Emergency has been extended by one more month.
Police have been instructed to immediately arrest two senior officials charged in the Avant Garde illegal floating Armoury case and produce them before a Magistrate.
The officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Panadura (North) police station Prabath Paranavithana has been interdicted with effect from today (15) after two firearms went missing from his police station.
As we enter into the election year and matters get serious we can see a battle being waged for the Sinhala Right-Wing vote.